The Cameron Herald from Cameron, Texas on April 8, 1943 · Page 15
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The Cameron Herald from Cameron, Texas · Page 15

Cameron, Texas
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Thursday, April 8, 1943
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Our Boys and Girls I ILMULifUlJ It (.BRACE MFG. CO. 2827 COMMERCE ST. DALLAS OUT WHERE.yOU CAN PARK PAPER FOR PLANES Wastepaper—once down- 1 rodden and unappreciated— is “flying high” these days in Australia, being used to a ronsiderable extent in the structure of airplanes and even aero engines. Among newest developments in this direction are electrical fittings, millions of which are required by the aircraft industry. In addition, tail fairings, wing fillets, cowlings, and other unstressed or lightly stressed parts are now being made from a form of papier- mache. This material is also being used in construction of engine parts such as supercharged air intakes and other items that lend themselves to molding. The paper, in a form of laminated plastics, is built up in layers and bonded with adhesives of a special type.— ( ,mmeree Weekly. Persimmon leaves have been found to give exceptionally high values in vitamin C content. The fresh leaves have about ten time'; as much vitamin C as the fruit. All germs are destroyed by the direct rays of the sun. Many minutes ft re required, often an hour or more. Germ spores, when they are formed, require several hours for their destruction, says Science and Discovery. Kiddies-Can-Do-It Cobb Shinn A I3n[hday Preisen[ foi"MothcT“ ❖ OIL-CLOTH MAXS ❖ ^omefhin^ jhaj^ You Can Mata/" PROVIDES MINERAL REPLACEMENTS It has puzzled more than a few people that the present-1 day food industry should first ! remove ’ the natural vitamin and mineral resources of foods by their various “process­ ings,” only to have them replaced by mineral supplementation at added cost. However, the cold fact remains that in many such “processed” foods the public has lie- come so accustomed to the refined products that they refuse to return to unprocessed f oods. A shining example of this is illustrated by the bread consumers. Many bakers have tried to popularize the whole wheat type of bread which contains most of the desired substances in natural form, but the effort has been futile. The public just doesn't take to whole wheat bread on a large scale and as a consequence, enriched white bread is here to stay. MACHINERY FORT WORTH SPUDDERS Drilling Machines—Tools—Cable— Engines. Pip«—Pump*—Samaon Windmills—Tower» Cypres»—Redwood and Galvanized Tank», j Belting—Hose—Rope-- Blocks—Winches Mill—Gin—Waterworks—Contractor* Equipment and Supplies—Heavy Hardware. WELL MACHINERY & SUPPLY COMPANY FORT WORTH. TEXAS. MARK OFF 15 SQUARE EACH WAV ON THIN CARO BOAR D DRAW IN ano then cutout this design PLACE YOUR StENCIL OM T he OIL-CLOTH AND CAREFULLY P aint in the DESIGN WITH OIL COLONS H OW mother would appreciate a birthday present mad«' by your little fingers Very little material tts needed. » quarter of a yard, of oll-c.lotb will be plenty, for the mats should not be over six lnehp~ in diameter You see here the very eas> way to make the stencil The smallest can of paint that you can buy will be plenty, for very little paint is needed Don't you think that you can make a set of these mats, and don’t you agree that they would make a lovely present for mother’ THE NO. 1 ANIMAL TRAINER “You don’t tame lions or tigers—but sometimes by long hours of patient work you are able to train them,” said Clyde Beatty, animal trainer, in a recent issue of Kansas t Ity Star. And Beatty knows what he is talking about, because he was 15 years old when he joined a circus at Chillicot.he, Ohio, and has taken an important part in show life ever since—principally as trainer of wild animals. And this stocky young trainer, who has been in a score of hospital5« throughout the country because of being attacked by lions and tigers, admits there are times when the arena gets too hot for him. That is when a real fight breaks out among the “cats/* as they are called in the language of the circus. Next to protecting his own life, Beatty must see that the valuable beasts do not kill each other. He has lost six tigers that way thus far in his career. Here’s another remarkable statement he recently made: “I'd rather break in a cat developed in a jungle than one raised in civilization. It is easier to keep a jungle-bred animal in subjection to you than one raised in a zoo where it has been used to people ail its life. “I never command a cat to do a difficult trick unless I can look into his eyes. My whip and my revolver are partly stage props, I crack the whip to keep the animals mind upon me constantly. 1 fire the revolver when the cat gets too determined. The shock of the explosion shaken off its purpose the mind of an animal with a single-track idea. But I don’t trust them. A jungle cat’s instinctive hatred of man is a biological gap that cannot be crossed.” The 37-year-old animal trainer who has had more than 20 years’ experience in the cages of lions and tigers, has had occasion to observe many peculiarities of the animals. He has found, among other things, that in a fight between a full grown lion and a full grown tiger, the lion has a -light advantage because of the thick mane protecting his throat and his great- w eight. A lion i no braver or fiercer than a tiger, but in a group of animals the tiger se’.lom has a chance in a figrht which goes to a conclusion because the lions are gangsters. When a lion and tiger engage in a fight, the other lions invariably go to the assistance of the lion, while the rest of the tigers refuse to become even interested in their fellow tiger' plight. There is no such thing as the “hypnotic eye” of the animal tfainer. The trainer, especially of big cats, controls his charges by bluff and fast footwork. Some time or other he must fight it out with every animal to convince it of his mastery. If he loses a round and goes to a hospital, he must take op the fight win n he returns. “I never take an animal for granted,” Beatty explains. “I admire him for the great beast he is and the way I handle him commands his respect for me. Yet., abest, I have had animal.« that, hated me.” While Beatty has no “friend5” among his 40 cats, some are more dependable than others. Yet, Nero who got nation-wide publicity a few years ago because he "-a believed to have driven off « tiger which was attacking Beatty, later almost caused the trainer’s death from a bite he inflicted in a sudden attack, Beatty says there is only one answer to that —the law of the jungle. The whip is cracked continually to keep the animals attention upon the trainer. The pistol is carried in the left hand with the chair, the whip in the right A fire hose or ammonia is used to douse *he animals in cases of emergency RED, THE FOX By LOUISE E. ALEXANDER in Dumb Animal« Down in South Brewer, Maine, two little children are followed about by a lively little playfellow. At first people could hardly believe they were seeing a small red fox on the streets, acting just like any playful puppy. Asking the chi Idr en where they got the fox, the people listened to this true childish version of how Red came to be their pet: “Daddy was coming home from a fishing trip way up to Harrington Lake, when he saw a little animal in the road. He got out of the car and went over to it, picked up a baby fox and put it in the car, for it was sick or hurt, daddy didn’t know which. “When he got home, daddy made a bed for the fox in the cellar, and took care of him until he was strong, then one day he took “Red” way up in the woods and left him, because d a d d y Wanted him to find some other little foxes to play with. “We missed Red because he was just like a puppy, playing with us, and was never tied or never ran away. Mother let Red go anywhere in the house, and he even slept m the chairs. When he wanted to go out he went to the door and ___________________ barked, and by and by we would hear him bark and scratch at the* door, then we would let him in. “After Red had been gone two days we heard an awful scratching and barking at the kitchen door. Daddy went to open it, and in came Red like a flash, around and around us he jumped and barked. We thought he would eat us up. “Dogs chase Red sometimes, but. they can’t catch him. Red never bites, he only takes out- hand in his mouth, not even nips.” When asked who the fox liked hr \ the children both said, “Daddy. You knoy he saved Red’s life, why wouldn’t he love him best.’" Daddy says, “Red adopted us, and wants to live here with our family.” Despite general belief, cruelty cannot be used in successful animal training. It is slow, laborious work, done over and over in winter quarters, until the animal gets the knack. Some cat« learn a tv'ick in four weeks, others require four months. And should some mischance occur during the training, it frequently is necessary to start all over again. “The lion or tiger that leaps at the bars to reach the trainer when first introduced to the audience, is more to be trusted than one that sulks,” Beatty says. “A cat animal never attack- it trainer because it is hungry, ft does it through viciousness. Their tet th never are pulled and they are not ‘doped.’ ” Beatty al o says the trick of putting your head in a lion’s mouth is all bosh. No trainer ever did it-—all he did was to place his face into the brute’s mouth, holding to the upper and lower jaws with his hands. Beatty says the greatest arena battle in his career occurred in OolJingsville, Pa., in 1929. He followed the usual practice of letting in three tigers to take the high pedestals, and 20 lion:- and lionesses followed before he hine-slf entered the safety gate. This period, he savs, although not realized hy the audience, is the high point of hi?- act. The animals mill around in the arena and i r Beatty’s job as he enters with whip, chair and revolver to take in.stan*, command and seat the animals. After he ha - formed the living pyramid, he lets in the rest of the tigers. This night he had hardly pyramided the entire group when Snip, a tigerc- jumped down and tried to get through the gate into the chute leading out of the arerr . A lioness jumped off her pedestal upon her, and Duke, a lion, seized the tiger. All the other tigers, * x^ept three, jumped to the floor, not so much to join in the fuht, as to be ready to escape. The tigers had hardly touched the floor until every lion in the act was after them. The arena was in i> uproar, screams of the frighu ned audience adding to the bedlam. The iron bars of the arena k with the conflict. All except three tig- ;», were engaged, which, meant twenty lions were fighting nine tigers. The three non-combattint tigers kept their seats and one actually dozed, while the battle raged, although he wa known as one of the greate-t fighters in circus history. Beatty, trying to work his way to safety, suddenly was attacked by Chester, a tiger, which was at the same time fighting off half a dozen lions. The lions pulled ( iter down. Beatty knew he was in great dagger inside a barred cage with 21 maddene h* .v-ts which had completely lost their head: Then a tiger shook itself free and took its seat beside the safety door. Then a lioness quit the fight and took a seat on the other side, then Chester made his decision for the trainer. Shaking loose from the lions, he e prang f r Beatty who streaked between the two seat d (Continued top next coumn) animals to safety with a scratched arm and a torn shirt to show for his narrow escape from death. Ammonia was loosed and the animals left the arena. That is, all ) except one tiger that was dead and ! another that was dying. SAVE WOOD ASHES FOR GARDEN FERTILIZER Victory gardens this spring can benefit from the wood fire that crackles in your living room. Save all wood ashes, keep them in a dry place and rake them into the soil when you are getting your seed bed ready, is the advice of II. G. M. Jacobson, Connecticut Experiment Station agronomist. Wood ashes are a good source of potash and lime, and they also contain some phosphate. They are not a complete fertilizer, however, because they are lacking in the ¡essential nitrogen. If this is needed (and it. usually is) it must be obtained from some other source. Well-rotted manure is best, if available. Ashes of paper burned in ; the incinerator or stove are not safe to use. Air. Jacobson ! cautions. Although paper is made from wood, it is apt to contain acids and other substances added in the manufacturing process, and these may not be good for plants. Coal ashes, of course, are of no value as fert ilizer. Even wood ashes should be used with judgment; there can easily be too much of a good thing with fertilizers. Excess of potash causes plants to have pale, undernourished- looking tops. This difficulty is more apt to arise in alkaline than in acid soils. fOOO* seáS CORN Kellogg s Corn Flakes a'* •-.tote I to WHOLE GRAIN NUTRITIVE VALUES of I hi # ml» (Vitamin 8:). Niacin snd Iron. FLAKES twu** m* **** ********* ».«w® *JJut 0*4fi*uU DRAFT HOARDS Hi TORT led most often by draft boards A survev of rejected draf- j? Mai,n^ Virginia, the Caro^ • j* , * ii i i Jmas, 1 ennessee and Missis- j tees indicates thru the high-4» , i r i sippi; veneral diseases, alco- est incidence ot bad teeth oc holism and addiction to drugs curs in New England, heart in the Gulf States and the trouble in the Northwest. Southeast, and deafness in goiters in the Great Lakes the northwest and New Eng- area and blindness in Texas, land. Lower weights are be- according to Dr. IT. L. Sha- ing recorded along the East piro, of Columbia I niversity. (’oast and in California. — Mental disorders are report- Modern Medicine. r.. and jouli always have tobacco infour old tobacco box! T) TMy'HEN I was ft kid my father used to sing a song that ended up with t his refrain; “Oh, »ate up four money »nd put it in your bo*, A.nJ you’ll *lw«y* hare lob^tco in your old tobac o to*.” Well, the words stuck with me. but I guess the moral didn't. No matter how hard I trird ... I never seemed to be able to anvc up a red cent. But it’s all different now/ About 10 month« ago, 1 started buying War Bonds on the Payroll Savings Plan Figured it was the least 1 could do for Uncle Sam And that's the only way ! thought about i» . . . until just t ecently Now, all of a sudden, I've discovered that f >r the first time in the history of Yodrs Truly- I'm saving dough. Every month, rain ©r - shine, hell-or high-water I'm sticking away a War Bond, a Bond that'll bring me back $4 00 for rvery S3.00 I put in I hose Bonds sre beginning to mount up now. And I'm going to i<f*rp them mounting up For i’ve discovered what a swell feeling it is to be «a»1" ing , . on a plan that's regular as clockwork and twice as sure. So i’m singing father’s song a little different. “Oh, w*«s up your War Bonds and pot then» m »our box, Aj»d ton'll always ha?» tobacca tn your old tobacco bat.’* SAVE WITH U.S. WAR BONOS EVERYB 0 DY...EVERY PAYDAY.. This »pace is a contribution to Amer AT LEAST 10% tuttr effort by YOUR UlOME TOWN PAPER WMt T 4 »B ELZA POPPIN T NO-VM NoT 'T 0O1M6 ftTHtNO ) fseoUT 0 INN6Ç TONIGHT, EWE 2 THEM ? By Olsen and Johnson ^\t/ 4 r —-—-*7ïfc\ RED AM) ITIM’I.K SNOW Snow fields of red and purple color are found in Alaska. The color is due to over fifty kinds of single-celled algae, one of the most primitive of living things, it has been found by Miss Erzebet Kol, scientific, research worker. The kind of algae depends on whether surrounding mountain slopes are acid or alkaline in nature. Since the dust dis­ solves slowly in the moisture on snow or ice this provides the minerals for the algae. ( arpet moths can be eliminated by sifting dry salt over the carpet or rug before cleaning. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease, Gen. 8:22. JOHN M. SPELLMAN U. S. PATENT LAWYER PATENTS Trade-Mark* Copyrights Obtained ESTABLISHED 30 YEARS Gl.LF STATES RLDG. DALLAS, TEXAS. INVENTORS Problems Intel* li gently Solved and Protected. -PAGE 7*

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